PLOT : Making his living from gardening and farming on the land he inherited from his father, Hasan tries to get rid of the power pole that is going to be installed in the midst of his land. But this unexpected obstacle doesn’t distract him from an important event in which he’s about to take part in: after a three-year wait, he has finally been chosen to make the pilgrimage to Mecca alongside his wife Emin. But as all fellow believers are aware, pilgrims can only make their way to this sacred place once they have obtained the blessing of all those they have wronged. And for Hasan, this will prove a particularly onerous task and one that will challenge his identity, faith and past.
Semih Kaplanoglu. is a Turkish producer, screenwriter and director. He began his career in film as an assistant cameraman. His debut feature film was in 2001 titled Herkes Kendi Evinde. The film went on to win multiple awards. Kaplanoglu won Best Director for the film at the Singapore International Film Festival. Shortly after he established his own film production company Kaplan Film. His second feature film Melegin Düsüsü(2004)again garnered the director multiple nominations at prestigious film festivals and won Best Film in the National Competition at the Ankara International Film Festival. Kaplanoglu has also written many articles about film and the industry which have been translated into dozens of languages. His most recent film Baglilik Hasan(2021) has received critical acclaim and was presented at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Length 2h 27min
Umut Karadag, Filiz Bozok, Gökhan Azlag,
Distribution CGV Mars Dagitim
Production Sinehane, Kaplan Film Production